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Well Tempered Chair Miniature - / Arad (1986) - Vitra

Well Tempered Chair

Brand : Vitra

Designer : Ron Arad

255 £255.00
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Availability: End of November 2021 ( + info)

Product detail

  • Type : Miniature
  • Colour : Metal
  • Material : Stainless steel (Metal)
  • Dimensions : L 15.5 x D 14.5 cm x H 13 cm
  • Weight : 1.1 lb
  • Characteristics : Miniatures Collection of the Vitra Design Museum: great classics from the history of modern furniture on a 1:6 scale - Copy of the historical originals down to the last detail - Model: Well Tempered Chair, date of creation 1986, designer: on Arad - Presented in a valuable wooden gift box with a printed logo and brochure included
  • Country of Manufacture : Europe
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“Located in Weil am Rhein in Germany (near the Swiss border), the Vitra Design Museum is a privately funded museum that showcases the unique design collection of the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. The Vitra Design Museum collection is one of the most important furniture design collections in the world. It contains around 7,000 pieces of furniture, more than a thousand lighting pieces, numerous archives and the inherited series of famous designers such as Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard. The Vitra Design Museum's collection of miniatures, which started more than 20 years ago, is an illustration of the milestones in the history of design. This collection encompasses the entire history of industrial furniture from the 1800s to present day, creating a pathway through time leading to the creation of modern seating, from historicism and Art Nouveau to Bauhaus and New Objectivity, Radical Design and Postmodernism to present day. A magnificent collection of emblematic works is presented to you. These chairs that have taken their place in history all carry the memories of their times: Materials, shapes, colours... They reveal the often forgotten dreams of their time, the (sometimes utopian) aspirations of their designers, but above all to their vision of the world. The chairs are reproduced on a one-sixth scale and faithfully replicate the original historical model down to the smallest details in the design, material and colour shade. This precise detail is also applied to the wood grain, the reproduction of the screws and the meticulous methods of handcrafting. These miniatures are not only valuable collector's items, but are also an educational tool for universities, design schools and architects. Rolf Fehlbaum, President of Vitra: “We can deduce and understand an era, its social order, its materials, its techniques and its taste by observing its chairs. I should point out that no other everyday object offers such diversity.” Israeli designer Ron Arad is known for breaking away from the limits and codes of classical design. He likes to question materials and industrial creation processes, by changing materials for the same form or the creative value of the different stages of manufacturing. In 1986, the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra asked him to create a piece: He then made the Well Tempered Chair, a chair made of 4 tempered steel slats assembled by butterfly nuts. Exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair and integrated into the Vitra collection, Ron Arad was then propelled into the world of industrial design. The empirical dimension can be seen in this chair designed as a paper cut-out model. The "Well tempered" chair by Ron Arad has generous curved forms following in the footsteps of the revisited club chair. This chair is made from four sheets of stainless steel formed by dipping. They are held together by rivets to form the seat, backrest and two armrests. The sheet is heated with a torch to bend it and maintain its modified state. It is drilled and riveted, a technique that requires very few tools (done by hand). The rivets create a rhythm and become a pattern. This accentuates the industrial aspect. Manual processes are used to work materials used in industry: There is a removal from its context, a shift from a raw aesthetic to the domestic world. From 2002 to 2009, Vitra reissued a version in synthetic materials and fibreglass and called it "Bad Tempered".

In detail:
  • Variation : Well Tempered Chair

  • Brand : Vitra

  • Designer : Ron Arad

  • Type : Miniature

  • Colour : Metal

  • Material : Stainless steel

  • Dimensions : L 15.5 x D 14.5 cm x H 13 cm
  • Weight : 1.1 lb
  • Characteristics : Miniatures Collection of the Vitra Design Museum: great classics from the history of modern furniture on a 1:6 scale - Copy of the historical originals down to the last detail - Model: Well Tempered Chair, date of creation 1986, designer: on Arad - Presented in a valuable wooden gift box with a printed logo and brochure included
  • Country of Manufacture : Europe

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